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Who likes GapMinder? If you don't, you probably don't like optimism itself for its optimismness. Well, too bad. I'm sick of talking to people who not only don't understand economics, statistics and logic but revel in their lack of understanding.

You also wanna take a look at Data Is Beautiful for such delightful graphics as what the UK government could make from sales taxes if recreational narcotics were all legalised, a glorious one listing rhetological fallacies, and a graphic showing every death in the 20th Century along with its cause.

There a lots more, too. You've got snake-oil charts, radiation dosage charts, musician revenue charts, and so on! Check it out with all haste!

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What Lingos Are Most Similar to English, Though?

Will Automation Make All of the Jobs Disappear?

... No.

There is no reason to suggest that automation will dramatically increase unemployment in the short term, or at all in the long term.

Seriously, it will not.

Do read the links in the order in which they appear please. Finding the right comments in the third link might be quite interesting. They are all by a user called BestTrousers and start with "RI" meaning R1.

The main argument used by HealthcareEconomist3 is to give a survey of several works, while BestTrousers goes for comparative advantage.